Sarah Trister


Sarah Trister is the former senior advocacy manager at Freedom House. She manages U.S.-based advocacy initiatives and works closely with Capitol Hill, the administration, and the media to promote strong U.S. leadership on international human rights.  She has expertise in American foreign assistance and international development policies, and has written extensively on a number of human rights issues in publications such as the Jerusalem Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Hill, and the Huffington Post. She previously worked as a senior advisor for Congressman John W. Olver from Massachusetts, where she was responsible for Foreign Affairs, Defense, Appropriations, and Energy issues. Sarah earned a Master’s Degree in American Government and International Relations from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami.